Bright, colorful art brings energy and positivity to any space

Color can make an entire space. Warmer, brighter colors can create an atmosphere of energy and positivity. Here’s what my friend Mary said about how my reduction linocut has transformed her eat-in kitchen.

I loved Ambrosia from the moment I saw it in Elizabeth’s studio. From near and far, the intricate organic patterns are arresting, and imagining them emerging from drawing to block to inked print is deeply satisfying to me. Elizabeth conspired with my husband to surprise me with my heart’s desire on my birthday. Rain or shine, it’s a bright citrusy splash of sunshine in my kitchen, and while I don’t believe art has to match your decor, I did choose my paint color to set it off.

Ambrosia, a large reduction linocut, brightens my friend Mary’s cheerful eat-in kitchen.
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Searching for rhythm and energy

One thing I love about creating monoprint collages is how open-ended the process can be. I print the polycarbonate matrix in particular colors and wait for inspiration to come. A large plate (24 x 36in) was covered in tiny tape (1/16 inch chart tape) and printed with bright citrine green and teal blues. All I could think of was rhythm and energy. After several weeks, Inception emerged. (Be sure to click on the image and scroll down for a close-up. This collage is large!)

large monoprint collage with curves, in bright green and blue
©Elizabeth Busey. Inception. Monoprint collage, 24 x 36 in.

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